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SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual

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Section 18.2. Temperature Mini-Poster          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 19. Other Operational Issues          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 20. Competitive Food Nutrition Standards          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 21. USDA Foods          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 21A. USDA Foods Processors          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 22. Food Service Contracts          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 23. Compliance Reviews          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 24. Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling and Product Documentation          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 25. Professional Standards          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 26. Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs)          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual
Section 27. Special Milk Program          SMP Handbook: Administrator's Reference Manual

The USDA Eligibility Manual is available at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/guidance-and-resources. This manual contains information on federal requirements regarding the determination and verification of eligibility for free and reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). These provisions also apply to the determination of eligibility for free milk under the Special Milk Program (SMP). This manual is to be used in conjunction with Section 4, Determining Eligibility in the Administrator's Reference Manual (ARM).

 

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